Training of famous runners

Training of famous runners

Toshihiko Seko - Article by Mark Tucker - Runner's Tribe "The marathon is my only girlfriend. I give her everything I have." This, Seko’s most infamous quote, wasn’t given in jest: he was deadly serious. Toshihiko Seko – one of the most extreme runners to have ever graced our sport, in...
Lasse Viren: Legends of Athletics Key Sessions 50 x 100 meters all-out By Mark Tucker - Runner's Tribe Quietly spoken and introverted off the track, Lasse Viren turned into a mighty warrior on it, becoming one of the most successful Olympians of all-time. A dual 5000m, 10,000m gold medallist in both the 1972...
‘The Best Ever’ - The Training of Hicham El Guerrouj © 2017 Runner’s Tribe, all rights reserved. The Best Ever? - with 2 Olympic golds, 4 world championship golds and multiple world records; it is hard to argue against El Guerrouj’s claim to the title of ‘The Best Ever’. Runner’s Tribe took a look...
The Training of Steve Cram © 2017 Runner’s Tribe, all rights reserved. "Despite what some coaches might say, the majority of past successes were built on a sound endurance background forged by most on the mud and hills of strength-building cross-country events. Bypass this as an integral part of a competitive...
Training of Robert de Castella All the below information about the training of Robert de Castella was taken from the book 'De castella on Running', with Gaylene Clews, by Currey O'Neil, unless otherwise stated. Profile Date of birth: February 27th, 1957, Australia Former World record holder for the marathon with a...
‘El Caballo’ The Training of Alberto Juantorena © 2017 Runner’s Tribe, all rights reserved “The secret to being a good runner is that you must sacrifice your life for it. You must train hard; eat well, with not too many parties and not too much sex. You must have a lot of...
During the early nineties, Queenslander Simon Doyle was a serious player at a global level over 1500m. Doyle that year won three Grand Prix races and finished 4th at the Commonwealth Games in Auckland. In 1991, Doyle finished 12th at the World Athletics Championships final in Tokyo. It was...
2:15.25 - The Training of Paula Radcliffe © 2017 Runner’s Tribe, all rights reserved. “From my training I can get a good idea of what I'm capable of” - Paula Radcliffe  A lot of the below information about the training of Paula Radcliffe was sourced from the book ‘Paula My Story so...
Written by Sam McLean – Runner’s Tribe "If the coach cannot do it, he cannot 'teach' it - only talk about it." Percy Cerutty If the 'Australian Running Bible' was a novel, it would be a bestseller, with three co-authors. 'Rab' (Chris Wardlaw), 'Clo' (Pat Clohessy) and 'Dick' (Dick Telford). Forwarded...
By Amity Delaney with Runner's Tribe Balancing an elite-level training program with a job that enables athletes to support themselves and their running career is a difficult task. Most regular full-time workers who aren’t even athletes find it difficult to fit in an exercise regime, let alone elite athletes who...